Kelowna Dietitian Named To CCA National Board

selena devriesKelowna Chapter Dietitian Selena DeVries has been named to the Canadian Celiac Association National Board for 2017-2018.

DeVries is a Kelowna based dietitian working in private practice at “Healthbean“.  She specializes in using an integrative approach in the management of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  She also leads the Kelowna Chapter monthly “Kelowna Wellness Group“.

Below is the full list of the CCA board for 2017-2018.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive

Anne Wraggett, President (BC)
Treena Duncan, Vice Chair (BC)
Renee Colman, Secretary (BC)
Chantal Gabriele, Treasurer (ON)

Directors

David Congram (ON)
Selena DeVries (BC)
Jennifer Stebbing (ON)
Julie Greene (NFLD)
Mark Johnson (ON)

Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets June 28th – Topic “Summer Eating”

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Wednesday night, June 28, 2017 our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Registered Dietitian, Selena De Vries meets.  This is the last meeting before a summer break.

The topic: “Summer BBQ and events” as well as the opportunity for open Q&A.

When: 7 – 8 pm

Where: Orthoquest Kelowna Kinesiology at 1021 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC

Cost: Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.

Wellness Meetings are held in the months of January, February, March, April, May, October and November.

Contact Selena at 778-990-6047 for more information.

“Strategies for Eating Out” – Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets February 22nd

selena-de-vriesWednesday night, February 22, 2017 our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Registered Dietitian, Selena De Vries meets.

The topic: “Strategies for eating out”

When: 7 – 8 pm

Where: Orthoquest Kelowna Kinesiology at 1021 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC

Cost: Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.

Wellness Meetings are held in the months of January, February, March, April, May, October and November.

Contact Selena at 778-990-6047 for more information.

Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets April 14th

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Thursday night, April 14, 2016 we have our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Mary Hicks, our Dietitian.

When: 7-8 pm
Where: Interior Health, Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna, 118 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Room 3,

Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.  It’s 7 pm to 8 pm at the Capri Health Centre (118 – 1835 Gordon Drive) meeting room three with parking available at the back by Capri insurance.

Please bring your best gluten-free bread recipe to share.  If you don’t bake your own bread, this discussion may inspire you!  So, even if you don’t have a recipe please join us for discussion and friendship.

Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.

Celiac & Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group January 28th, 2016

Mary Hicks

Thursday night, January 28, 2016 we have our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Mary Hicks, our Dietitian.

When: 7-8 pm
Where: Interior Health, Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna, 118 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Room 3,

Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.  It’s 7 pm to 8 pm at the Capri Health Centre (118 – 1835 Gordon Drive) meeting room three with parking available at the back by Capri insurance.

Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.

Celiac & Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group May 28th

Mary Hicks

Thursday night, May 28, 2015 we have our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Mary Hicks, our Dietitian.

Topic : Bring your favorite summer food recipe
When: 7-8 pm
Where: Interior Health, Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna, 118 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Room 3,

Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.  It’s 7 pm to 8 pm at the Capri Health Centre (118 – 1835 Gordon Drive) meeting room three with parking available at the back by Capri insurance.

Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.

Wellness Meeting Recap

By Mary Hicks

gluten-free bbqWe had a good Wellness meeting Thursday April 23 at the Capri Health Centre. We discussed ideas for Summer BBQing. Our Wellness meetings are generally well attended and people attending value the information sharing and comradely, in fact, so much so that we have scheduled a May meeting on the 28th. Please mark your calendars. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite summer recipe.   If you don’t have a recipe, come anyway and you will get one to try!

Suggestions for safe BBQing that were discussed included:

  • Watch for cross contamination – in food prep, on the grill, on the cutting board, in the condiments
  • Educate the cooks
  • A brilliant idea that Julia had was to use a piece of foil to BBQ your own patty or steak on.
  • Use a squirt bottles for condiments
  • Have a spoon in the relish
  • Assign a younger member of the group to “police” the condiment table
  • Offer to host – this allows for more control (are we control freaks?? – yes!)
  • Take your own meat or entrée
  • Take a hearty salad such as pasta or quinoa so you have something safe to fill up on if necessary

We talked about a multitude of other subjects including safe and delicious restaurants, ideas for reducing costs of GF living, and recipe ideas. If these sound of interest to you please join us at one of our meetings. Questions about our meetings – just call me 250-717-3639

Happy BBQing season!